Glacial Archaeology in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland/Italy, 2011–2014


  • Stephanie R. Rogers Auburn University
  • Philippe Curdy Valais History Museum
  • Muriel Eschmann-Richon Valais History Museum
  • Ralph Lugon HES-SO Valais-Wallis



glacial archaeology, GIS, interdisciplinary, Bronze Age, Pennine Alps, Valais


This report summarizes a glacial archaeology project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) which took place between 2011 and 2014. This interdisciplinary project integrated methods from archaeology, history, and geography and resulted in the collection of more than one hundred objects of archaeological interest. Until now, 37 of those objects have been dated using radiocarbon analysis and range from the Bronze Age to modern times. The final results are presented and discussed and perspectives are offered in regard to future regional scale, interdisciplinary, glacial archaeological projects.

Author Biographies

Stephanie R. Rogers, Auburn University

Department of Geosciences, Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

Philippe Curdy, Valais History Museum

Philippe Curdy is Curator, Prehistory and Antiquity Department, Museum of History of Valais and Archaeologist, Bureau ARIA SA, Sion, Switzerland.


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How to Cite

Rogers, S. R., Curdy, P., Eschmann-Richon, M., & Lugon, R. (2018). Glacial Archaeology in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland/Italy, 2011–2014. Journal of Glacial Archaeology, 3, 27–41.